A fine and rare pink gold, diamond and ruby-set openface dress watch

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1954
    Reference No: 600/3
    Movement No: 892'138
    Case No: 685'030
    Material: 18k pink gold, diamonds and rubies
    Calibre: Mechanical, 17'''140
    Dimensions: 43 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch is set with 43 diamonds weighing 0.50 carats and 43 rubies weighing 0.80 carats in 1954 and its subsequent sale on 21 July 1955.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Manufactured in 1954, the present watch is fresh to the market and has been retained in exceptionally crisp condition, intact setting and beautifully raised hard enamel signature. This example is only the second known second manufactured reference 600/3 in pink gold. Production of the reference began in 1933, and stayed in current production for many decades later.

  • Maker Bio

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 600/3
A fine and rare pink gold, diamond and ruby-set openface dress watch

百達翡麗,精細及罕有,18k紅金鑲鑽石及紅寶石懷錶,型號600/3,1954年製

1954
43 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 180,000 

sold for HK$162,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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